Look, kids have a lot of questions—and starting tomorrow, more of them than ever before are going to be about marijuana. It’s only natural. But it won’t just be kids asking questions. In recent years, as #WineMom has become a trending hashtag, the stigma of parents needing some booze to get through the day has largely vanished. But will #DoobieDad be met with the same tolerance and understanding? Probably not. Kim Shiffman, editor in chief of Today’s Parent, explains that parents can be harsh judges of other parents, and there’s a long way to go before we’re comfortable with those discussions.
In the meantime, should you disclose to other parents that you have an after-work joint when hanging at the park? What do you tell your five-year-old when she asks if you use pot? Or if it’s bad for you? What about your 15-year-old with the same questions? How do you explain to young children that something Daddy could have gone to jail for last year is now for sale at the shop down the street? How do you explain to your mommy group that it’s no different from that glass of red? And is it safe for mom and dad to break out the vape after the kids are tucked in bed. Like kids, we have a lot of questions as Pot Week continues.
Tomorrow: You’ve probably heard about pot stocks. A lot of people are making a lot of money on them, and they’re happy to tell you about it. Should you jump in? Is it too late? We’ll ask a financial expert what he tells his relatives.
TODAY’S GUEST: Kim Shiffman, editor in chief, Today’s Parent